UbiquitiLink, a commercial space startup providing mobile connectivity for everyone, everywhere, announced that it has raised $5.2 million, bringing its total funding to date to $12 million.
The latest financing round which is from Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund and Blazar Ventures, will accelerate development of the company’s commercial service with a series of five space test flights of its technology.
UbiquitiLink’s breakthrough technology provides universal global connectivity directly to standard cell phones using a network of low-earth-orbit nanosatellites. The UbiquitiLink service also provides a safety net for people working in remote locations — in the future anybody will be able to use 911 from anywhere. The service also creates a highly reliable means for alerting people to impending natural disasters and instant backup and recovery from disasters that destroy communication networks something desired by relief agencies and first-responders around the world.